A general principle that has been applied in Nexus smartphones is that each one is, generally, based on one of the devices the manufacturer has made before. This happened with Nexus 4, based on the LG Optimus G, and the Nexus 5, based loosely on the LG G2. Rumors that suggest Huawei will be the manufacturer of this year’s Nexus smartphone, and if that happens, the smartphone will be based on the Ascend Mate 8.
The Ascend Mate 8 is expected to be released after northern Fall this year, but from what is known about it, is definitely a good fit for the new Nexus. Is expected from the Huawei Nexus to have a Snapdragon 810, 5.7-inch 2K display, which does appear to fit the form factor that the Ascend Mate 8 would fall into. There is some time before we know who the manufacturer will be, and despite who it will be, it looks like it’s going to be a pretty stellar device.